The Book Bin is a locally owned, family operated business that has been in the same family since 1984. Three generations currently spend their time between the Corvallis and Salem stores. Both stores have feline mascots: Tess in Corvallis, the grandmotherly matron of the Book Bin, and Rose in Salem, who is young, frisky, and shares a birthday with H. P. Lovecraft.Read More
We know from experience how the right suggestion can find us our new favorite author or a book that changes how we look at the world. Far be it from us to claim expertise, but if you are looking for that suggestion, or even wondering what the options are, click “Read More” for a few places you might start.Read More
The Book Bin hosts local and visiting authors for signings, readings, and poetry nights. Last Friday Poetry Night at the Salem Book Bin happens on the last Friday of each month, and has an open mic as well as a reading by a featured, local poet. Several book clubs also meet at the Book Bin, including the Book Bin Bestsellers Book Club, the Book Bin Science Fiction Book Club, the Book Bin Graphic Novel Book Club, and the Connect and Read More Book Club.Read More
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The Book Bin also deals in rare and antiquarian books, a selection of which is available on ABEbooks and ebay, as well as Amazon.The Book Bin ABEbooks store The Book Bin ebay store
I’ve been a fan of Nate Powell for a long time.
I first encountered his work more than a decade ago when I worked as an assistant editor at Dark Horse Comics. Nate sent in samples of his work to see if we’d publish him, and I championed his intense, beautifully-drawn comics. Nothing came of that, unfortunately, but it didn’t seem to hurt Nate too badly. He went on to receive a grant from Shakespeare and company Books to self-publish his first comics series, Walkie-Talkie. Tiny Giants and the Ignatz-Award-winning Swallow Me Whole came followed from Soft Skull Press and Top Shelf respectively. So, yeah, he dealt with the rejection well.
With great regret, we announce that Book Bin East on Lancaster is closed. We have enjoyed getting to know and serving you there for the last 3 years.
Our stores at 450 Court St. in downtown Salem and 215 SW 4th St. in Corvallis will continue to function as usual, and we hope to connect with you there.
High quality fixtures and shelves are for sale at Book Bin East by appointment only. Please call 971-600-3586 to schedule. Sale valid while supplies last.